Allan Loeb wrote the script, which centers on Kevin James' character, an affable physics professor who moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter. He takes on the second gig due to budget cutbacks at his school, and he's trying to earn enough money to save his friend's job and the school's music program. It was said his fighting path will take him all the way up to the Ultimate Fighting Championship circuit.
Deadline New York reports that Sony has put the movie on the fast track, and hopes to go into production sometime next year. No director has been attached at this time. Kevin James will also produce the movie along with Todd Garner.